Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's Forgotten

Beth LOVES gift cards. For her birthday, for Christmas, that's all she asks for. Gift cards to every store you can imagine.

It drives her sisters crazy, "No Beth, we wanna buy you a real gift. Something you can hold and really use."

"I want gift cards."


Personally, I like buying gift cards. It's a lot easier, you don't have to face the crowds, it's quick. Now, if someone asks for certain gifts, I don't mind shopping but if all you want is gift cards, I'm okay with that! Maybe it's my age. :)

Plus, then Beth and I can plan a day or two of shopping.

(I wrote that a few days ago and had completely forgotten about it. And to be honest, I don't know where I was going with it.)

My mind lately, I think I'm losing it. You might think I'm kidding, but I'm really not.

Lately I'm forgetting so many things; making stupid mistakes. Like tonight, Beth needed some cash for the week so her and I ran up to Bartells. She was gonna buy some markers and I picked up a couple more stocking stuffers. We head up to the cashier and I pull out my wallet to get her card and it wasn't there. I checked my front pockets but it wasn't there. Checked my back pocket, nope. We set our purses down on a counter and went through each compartment but her card wasn't anywhere!

I ended up paying for hers, got some cash for her and we'll just transfer the money through the bank. We get home and are pulling all her stuff out of the bag and I reach into my back pockets to grab my card when... I pull her card from my other pocket! What?!? I guess I just never checked THAT pocket while we were in the store. Aarrgg.

I told a friend last week that I'd call her on Wednesday. Never did. Just completely forgot.

I forgot to send a gift with Beth last night to give to her job coach.

I've been buying Christmas gifts and realized yesterday that more than one of them is wrong!! Completely the wrong thing. Ugh. I now have to go back out and exchange them. I am thankful though that I realized it before Christmas. :)

I forgot to get out some critical Christmas decorations. Okay, so they aren't really critical, but they're important photo albums that we look forward to all year! Just pulled 'em out today and only because I happened to see them while I was looking in that cupboard for something else!

This is so frustrating. I'm having to write everything down, my computer at work is covered in sticky notes! Without them, I don't know what I'd do.

I've tried playing Tetris and different games to try and improve my memory and the speed at which I think. I'm not that old so I'm nervous to go to the doctor to see if maybe... well, I don't even want to go there.

So before it gets much later, I'm going to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I either do it today, or next week!! :)

1 comment:

Caz said...

I like the idea that the gift cards give you a way to go shopping together. A very practical present. And I don't know if this feels like it applies to you, but a psychologist I work with told me how memory is one of the first parts of the mind that is affected by stress or depression. I imagine that even the "normal" stress of the additional work of preparing for Christmas while working, volunteering etc might be enough to make you temporarily forgetful. And those examples you give sound very familiar to me as the sort of thing I might do....anyway, I hope you all have a very happy Christmas, especially you and Beth x